RED FANG Streaming Cover Of AC/DC Classic “Hells Bells”

November 23, 2021, a week ago

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RED FANG Streaming Cover Of AC/DC Classic “Hells Bells”

Red Fang has released their sizzling, ultra-heavy cover of AC/DC's iconic track "Hells Bells" as the fourth single from the forthcoming MER Redux Series installment Back in Black [Redux], out on December 3. Find preorder options here.

Bryan Giles comments: "I saw AC/DC in 1988 at the TCC in Tucson, Arizona," writes the guitarist and singer. "It was the second arena rock show of my young life.  What struck me then and still sticks with me today is how perfectly they harnessed the power of the blues for a rock style.  Even though they brought out cannons for 'For Those about to Rock' and had the requisite lights and pyros, it was a 100% no-bullshit, go for the throat show. They are the best band in the world at stripping all artifice and bringing pure beauty.  They are a constant reminder that in songwriting, less can be way more. Covering 'Hells Bells was pretty intimidating to me initially. How do you improve on a benchmark song like that?  It's expertly constructed and has so much personality that falling short of the original is guaranteed. When David played the intro guitar part at practice with a darker turn to it, I immediately felt more confident since it leaned more into our sensibility. If you can't play it better, make it your own animal. I hope people can enjoy our version in its own light.  Let there be rock!"

Back in Black [Redux] presents new takes on all ten cuts from AC/DC's seminal seventh album. This was the first record to feature "new" singer Brian Johnson following the death of original larger-than-life frontman Bon Scott, and music historians agree that there was massive pressure on both the new singer and the band to deliver. Even so, nobody could have anticipated that they'd create one of the most important rock albums ever, and Magnetic Eye cannot wait to present what many favorites from the stoner, doom, and riff-rock scene have done with some of the most iconic rock songs of all time.

Alongside Back in Black [Redux], Magnetic Eye Records publishes a by now traditional companion album containing even more amazing cover versions under the title Best of AC/DC. This 2-LP extravaganza features 13 bands offering their exciting renditions of all-time classics and deep cuts from across the AC/DC catalog.  Fielding an array of heavyweights and hungry up-and-comers from the heavy rock underground, there should be no doubt that fans of the riff-heavy will be stoked to experience these massive AC/DC interpretations unlike any that they've heard before.

Tracklisting:

“Hells Bell” (Red Fang)
“Shoot To Thrill” (Howling Giant fat. Udo Dirkschneider and Peter Baltes)
“What Do You Do For Money Honey” (Supersuckers)
“Givin The Dog A Bone” (Smoking Lightning)
“Let Me Put My Love Into You” (Heavy Temple feat. Valient Himself)
“Back In Black” (Besvärjelsen)
“You Shook Me All Night Long” (Jakethehawk feat. Patrick Waters)
“Shake A Leg” (Early Man)
“Rock And Roll Ain’t Noise Pollution” (Earthride)



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